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Peeve of the Day (or, Not Just Grammar Makes Me Peevish)

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
There’s a special kind of irritation I feel whenever somebody starts trying — earnestly and urgently — to tell me about some New! Amazing! and Probably Subversive! thing that I already know. It’s…

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Arisia, and What We Came Home To

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
It was a good Arisia, despite the many and varied problems the con experienced heading in to the occasion. Returning to the Park Plaza for a year was an exercise in nostalgia (was…

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The Unified Doyle and Macdonald Arisia Schedule

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Or, where we’ll be and what we’ll be doing this coming weekend, while we’re attending the Arisia Science Fiction Convention at the Boston Park Plaza. My Panels: The Sidekick Lounge Cambridge     Sat 11:30…

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Kitchen Archaeology; or, The Return of the Lost Recipe

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
In our current quest to organize the kitchen, the other day I ordered a baker’s rack from Amazon†, and today we moved it into place. This involved relocating the bookshelf full of cookbooks…

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One More Day

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
A reminder:  My annual holiday sale of editorial and critique services ends at midnight on January 5th, 2019. (For the purposes of this sale, “midnight” is 2400 hours in either my time zone…

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2018 Is Drawing to a Close

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
And my annual holiday edit-and-critique sale has five more days to run.  From now through Twelfth Night (5 January 2019) , my usual rate for a standard-sized novel goes down from $1500 to…

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(Seasonal) Thought for the Day

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
A word of warning to anybody contemplating the acquisition of offspring: Be aware that anything you do for Christmas just once instantly becomes a Hallowed Holiday Tradition, and you fail to do it…

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In Honor of the Holiday Season

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Because storytelling is a good thing to do at the turning of the year, whatever the tradition: It’s time for my annual holiday gift sale!  From now through Twelfth Night, my usual rate…

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Season’s Lamentations

So there I was, one day in December of 1983, walking into the wardroom on USS Moinester (FF 1097) when I spotted a banner on the forward bulkhead that read “SEASON’S GREETINGS” in big gold letters.  And I read it as … Continue reading

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November Is National Novel Writing Month.

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Which means that it’s once again time for me to point discreetly at the Editorial and Critique Services link in my blog header (and right here in this post, as well) and observe…

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